Symphony Nova Scotia’s special sci-fi concert that Hallowe’en evening was hosted by John Rhys-Davies, a Welsh actor who played Gimli the dwarf in the film trilogy “The Lord of the Rings”, and our author George Burden had the chance to meet him!
At the end of the day, good teaching is always a bit risky. It requires a balance of maintaining your power as a teacher, while at the same time giving space to the students in the room to step into their own power, even if that creates conflict along the way.
Hunyadi Castle, in Eastern Transylvania, is the major sight in the town of Hunedoara, which is studded with abandoned factories that date back to the Ceausescu era of the 1970s and 80s. Hunyadi’s origins echo 15th century masonry, and Vlad Tepes, it is suspected, might have been imprisoned within its walls at one time.
National Geographic Magazine came alive in flesh and blood for me when I visited a Long Neck Karin village in northern Thailand. I felt like I was at a zoo, but a zoo of women – they were smiling and welcomed the other tourists and me. I had my camera hanging around my neck so it was pretty clear I qualified as a gawker!
“The service we render to others is really the rent we pay for our room on this earth. It is obvious that man is himself a traveler; that the purpose of this world is not ‘to have and to hold’ but ‘to give and serve.’ There can be no other meaning.” Explore the life of Sir Wilfred Grenfell!
Though not quite in the form it is now played today, basketball is the only major sport custom-designed by a physician!
Mindful meditation enhances control over how the brain processes and filters our sensations and memories.
To reach The Haven’s Peak, guests need to climb 208 steps from the parking lot to the foyer of this mountaintop destination. Once there, they discover a micro-resort with only 5 cabins. The pergolas, swimming pools, landscaping and other man-made elements blend seamlessly with nature. This place breaks all the rules of outstanding resorts, and their guests love them for it.
Over a span of 6 years, a talented and persistent scam artist cheated me out of basically the price of an airfare. It took considerable imagination and remarkable tenacity to do it and I thoroughly enjoyed the ride. I fell victim with eyes wide open.
Millions of Filipinas suffer lives of poverty and stress. The causes are systemic and cultural. This article discusses the author’s personal observations and conclusions.